1. (Source: WOLVERXNE, via sheenchaii)

  2. brutalgeneration:

vík, iceland (by Phoebe Autry)
  3. "Goodnight Moon does two things right away: It sets up a world and then it subverts its own rules even as it follows them. It works like a sonata of sorts, but, like a good version of the form, it does not follow a wholly predictable structure. Many children’s books do, particularly for this age, as kids love repetition and the books supply it. They often end as we expect, with a circling back to the start, and a fun twist. This is satisfying but it can be forgettable. Kids — people — also love depth and surprise, and “Goodnight Moon” offers both. Here’s what I think it does that is so radical and illuminating for writers of all kinds, poets and fiction writers and more."
    In a wonderful essay from NYT’s Draft series, Aimee Bender considers what writers can learn from the beloved 1947 children’s book Goodnight Moon. Pair with what editors and mentors can learn from the great Ursula Nordstrom, the legendary children’s book editor responsible for Goodnight Moon as well as other children’s classics like Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte’s Web, and The Giving Tree. (via explore-blog)

    (via hildahuffle)

  4. martinekenblog:

    A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars

    (Source: thisiscolossal.com, via i-inspire-before-i-expire)

  5. escapismtothemaximum:

Crystal Candy Volcano by CaptMummy

    escapismtothemaximum:

    Crystal Candy Volcano by CaptMummy

    (via hildahuffle)

  6. thewritewire:

I’m not a big fan of adjectives, but it’s food for thought.

    thewritewire:

    I’m not a big fan of adjectives, but it’s food for thought.

    (via thewritershelpers)

  7. "Consider the stakes. The lack of diversity and equity in the publishing industry is not a theoretical issue for us to intellectualize over coffee. It is an injustice. The destruction of libraries and burning of books has historically been used to strip peoples of their history and culture. Those in power continue to limit the ability of those they have subjugated to share their stories. They retain ultimate control of the narrative and their power."

    Léonicka Valcius, THE TOAST (via mollyiswrappedupinbooks)

    We couldn’t have said it any better!

    (via weneeddiversebooks)

    (Source: mollymwetta, via hildahuffle)

  8. ami-angelwings:

    nonexistentially:

    *SHOTS FIRED*

    A feminist just changed your crappy joke into a much better one.

    (via hawkeykins)

  9. whitehouse:

    David Karp: “So you’ve made up your mind, it’s GIF?”

    President Obama: “That is my official position. I pondered it a long time.”

    Go behind the scenes of the President’s first Tumblr Q&A on education and college affordability, and find out what President Obama is doing to make college more accessible.

  10. nudiemuse:

strongblackbrotha:

trypophobic-canine:

legal-savvy:

Handy criminal lawyer business card: Remember to “Object loudly so bystanders can hear”.

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Black People this is important. Signal Boost this. Could save a life.

But please Black folks use discretion because it can also get you shot.

    nudiemuse:

    strongblackbrotha:

    trypophobic-canine:

    legal-savvy:

    Handy criminal lawyer business card: Remember to “Object loudly so bystanders can hear”.

    where can i find this

    Black People this is important. Signal Boost this. Could save a life.

    But please Black folks use discretion because it can also get you shot.

    (via hawkeykins)

  11. (Source: zay4ik, via hawkeykins)

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